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Has Columbus, Ohio raised its IQ yet? A progress report from the mayor

Has Columbus, Ohio raised its IQ yet? A progress report from the mayor Two years ago, the city of Columbus in Ohio received $40 million to pursue smart city initiatives. So, what’s happened since then? We spoke with its mayor, Andrew Ginther, to discuss progress and what’s ahead. The post …

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Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments – TechCrunch

Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments – TechCrunch Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptocurrency officially. …

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The great Amazon swindle – TechCrunch

The great Amazon swindle – TechCrunch Amazon has confirmed that it will open two massive new offices in New York City and Crystal City, Va., to complement its already massive headquarters in Seattle. And the verdict on the company’s decision is disgust. Amazon played everyone involved in the process: the …

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How to get to the polls for free at the 2018 midterm elections – TechCrunch

How to get to the polls for free at the 2018 midterm elections – TechCrunch In case you haven’t heard, polls will open Tuesday morning across the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections. It’s a big deal, so go vote. And this year, there are more free ways to get …

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics …

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May Mobility puts autonomous shuttles on the streets of Columbus, Ohio – TechCrunch

May Mobility puts autonomous shuttles on the streets of Columbus, Ohio – TechCrunch This December a set of autonomous vehicles will start roaming the streets of Columbus, Ohio in an effort to turn this bustling midwestern community into the first smart city. The project, which is part of the Smart …

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city – TechCrunch

Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city – TechCrunch A Cleveland.com article detailed the lengths the small midwestern city would go to lure Amazon’s in 50,000-person HQ2. In a document obtained by reporter Mark Naymik, we learn that Cleveland was ready to give over $120 million …

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RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams – TechCrunch

RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams – TechCrunch The first thing to understand about media sharing app RapChat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his friend, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created RapChat, a service for making and sharing …

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